Scott Morrison appointed himself to the ministries of treasury, finance, health, home affairs and resources without informing the incumbents.
Former Australian PM under fire for holding secret ministerial roles
Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will receive advice next week on the legal impacts of his predecessor Scott Morrison’s decision to secretly hold five other ministerial portfolios while in government.
Albanese revealed on Tuesday that Morrison had been sworn into the finance, treasury, health, home affairs, and resources and industry portfolios in secret.
An administrative arrangements order signed by Morrison and Governor-General David Hurley on June 28, 2021, also gave Morrison oversight of some social services legislation.
The solicitor-general is due to provide advice to Albanese on Monday.